Lenovo's T-series ThinkPads go wide-screen
Despite receiving criticism over its Z series of ThinkPad notebooks and pledging to handle changes to the ThinkPad line differently in the future, Lenovo has gone and upset tradition once again. This time, the company has added a wide-screen model to the illustrious T series of thin-and-light, business-oriented ThinkPads. The new model is part of the T60 line and includes a 15.4" wide-screen display, a Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Mobility Radeon graphics, and connectivity options such as 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G Wireless WAN. The base system weighs just 5.1lbs and is 1.1" thick, and Lenovo claims a battery life of up to eight hours with an optional nine-cell battery. Pricing is supposed to start at $1,399, although the machine isn't up on Lenovo's site just yet.
The folks at Laptop Logic have already gotten their hands on one of the systems and run it through a number of tests. Their test machine had a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Radeon Mobility X1400 graphics, and a 15.4" display with a resolution of 1680x1050. Performance is about what you'd expect considering the machine's specs. On the design side of things, the new wide-screen T60 seems to conserve pretty much the same design style as other T-series notebooks, unlike the more rounded and consumer-friendly Z-series models. Thanks to DailyTech for the tip.